Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

France says Syrian ceasefire failing

France has said the ceasefire in Syria is not working and has suggested military action may be the next step needed to stop the violence there. French foreign minister Alain Juppe said the UN-backed peace plan has been ‘strongly compromised’ … Continue reading

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While Syria burns

By: Charles Krauthammer Last year President Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of “Responsibility to Protect.” Moammar Gaddafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing “would have been a betrayal … Continue reading

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Refugees from Syria’s mayhem find Christian friend across border

NORTHERN JORDAN — Muhammad*, two of his sisters and an elderly uncle sit on the floor of a rented house beside a trash-strewn gully in a town near Jordan’s northern border with Syria. The uncle fingers his prayer beads and … Continue reading

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Doctors report injuries, abortions, and surgery for raped women

A Syrian ex-pat in Washington told The Telegraph in an April 25, 2012, article that she is helping coordinate gynecological care for a group of women and girls, aged 11 to 46, who have been raped in Syria. Eleven women … Continue reading

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Father forced to watch shabiha rape his daughter in Homs

An April 25, 2012, article in The Telegraph reports the rapes of girls and women from 11 to 46 years old. In one case, a Syrian ex-pat activist describes the rape of a young girl by pro-Assad mercenaries called shabiha. … Continue reading

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UN chief demands Syria withdraw weapons, troops

UNITED NATIONS –  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded Thursday that the Syrian government immediately comply with its commitment to withdraw troops and heavy weapons from cities and towns. U.N. deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey said Ban is “deeply troubled” about … Continue reading

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Video: Blast in Syria’s Hama kills many – Al Jazeera English Report

Children are among those reportedly killed by what activists say was a missile strike in the Syrian city of Hama. Abu Ghazi is an activist in Hama and he described the scene Al Jazeera.

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New Syrian group claims legitimacy to rival SNC

PARIS – The son of Syria’s last democratically elected prime minister presented what he called an “interim government” on Thursday, saying it had the legitimacy that the main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), lacked. Nofal al Dawalibi, a … Continue reading

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Dissidents blame Syria for deadly collapse

DAMASCUS — Syrian dissidents accused the government Thursday of shelling jerry-built houses in Hama until they collapsed while officials blamed an opposition bomb factory. Even the death toll from the collapse Wednesday was disputed, The New York Times reported. The … Continue reading

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Video: Truce monitors in Syria visit Douma

U.N. ceasefire observers head for the troubled town of Douma. Nick Rowlands reports.

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